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Texas white tails

I'm kinda looking into going to texas to hunt some white tails, How easy is it for a non-res to get a tag, how is access?

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I dont know about what you

I dont know about what you asked...but I went down there a couple years ago for my grandpas funeral I didnt see any deer. Al I saw were rattlesnakes, coyotes, jackrabbits and praire dogs.  Maybe though it wasnt the area they were in?  The town was about 30 minutes west of amarillo.  Pretty much right on the border of texas and new mexico.

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When we went a couple of

When we went a couple of years ago, all you had to do was go by walmart and buy a license. There wasn't a draw system in place for tags.  As far as I know, it still that way.  Where do you plan to hunt?

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Re: Texas Deer

Out of state for 17 and older is $315. 16 and under is $7. There are stamp requiremnets for archery, upland game (turkey included), and migratory birds. Go to TPWD web-site for prices and county listings. Access is almost non-existent. There is a public permit system that is cheap. Some people do well but most do not. Most of the land on that system is in East Texas. Good property with bunches of deer come at a high price. Most leases are several people paying 1 - 3 thousand each for a year of hunting. It depends on the property and living quarters. I hunt in Brady which is nearly in the center of Texas.

I would suggest looking into a day hunt. I would ask for contacts that have hunted the place then get on texashuntingforum.com and ask about them. PM me and I will give you a couple that I know of that are good. Again good areas are going to cost. You will see that Texan's are real hung up on what a deer scores and what it might score later on. Prices are almost directly tied to what they score. i know of some really good bow hunting ranches that charge only a hunting fee and no trophy fee. They do however charge for shooting deer that are too young.

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Good post

Great info you've given Bubba Clunn.

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I was going to get a chance

I was going to get a chance to hunt southern Texas but my Grandpa ended up moving out here. I'm kind of bummed that I can't hunt it but it is definitely worth being so much closer to the Gpa.

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Good luck if you do make it

Good luck if you do make it down there....

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ya, agreed. Keep us posted.

ya, agreed. Keep us posted.

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Texas white tails

Its bow season here in texas now . gun season starts november 6th. hope you get to come, whitetails are great. Had some chicken fried backstap tonight for dinner.

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Nice buck!  I have never

Nice buck!  I have never thought of trying the chicken fried method with venison.  I take it it's good?????

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congrats

jonesc43 wrote:

Its bow season here in texas now . gun season starts november 6th. hope you get to come, whitetails are great. Had some chicken fried backstap tonight for dinner.

That is a good buck. Congratulations on the nice bow kill. Chicken fried deer and elk steaks are probably my favorite meal. They are way up there on the list ateast. Is that mule deer buck from your profile picture a Texas buck?

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